Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

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The Z Square 7 Crew
Z Square 7 Crew Families
Z Square 7 Crew Cemeteries.
Missing Air Crew Report
Z Square 7 Crew Military Funeral
Memorial Lt Eugene M. Thomas Jr (Marion, Al)
Memorial Lt Francis X. Glacken (Cambridge, MA)
Memorial Lt Norman B. Bassett (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
Marcia Bassett McGrattan
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Peter & Lillian Demers/Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro
Memorial Sgt Louis A. Dorio (Clarksville, VA)
HIRE OUR VETERANS!
POW-MIA-KIA Ceremony
500th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing Honor Roll
Bill Mauldin With Willie And Joe
Father John McBride
S/Sgt Kenneth O. Eslick with Photo Album
Sgt Jesse S. Klein. 41-13180
Frank Farr & Merseburg, Germany
"Lili Marlene" The Song!
"Lili Marlene" The B-17
"Lily Marlene" The B-24
"Lili Marlene" The B-24
Ivan Fail Introduction and "Long Before The Guns And Tanks."
Ivan Fail's "Tribute to the Queen"
American Battle Monuments Commission - Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission - Memorials
NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
THE MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL (IWO JIMA )
KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
M/Sgt Roy P. Benavidez, Vietnam Medal Of Honor
Frank Farr Poetry "November 2, 1944", "Old Men And The War", " Merseburg"
Some Pictures of World War 2
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Pages Introduction
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Crew Index
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page 1
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Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B29 Superfortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B26 Marauder
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B25 Mitchell
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B24 Liberator
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B17 Flying Fortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C87 Liberator Express
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - PBM-5 Mariner
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A20 Havoc Attack Bomber
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C47 Transport
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - P61 Black Widow
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A26 Invader
GIVE OUR VETERANS JOBS!!
Ivan Fail's "The Tuskegee Airmen"
Airmen Medal Of Honor Memorial
Memorial Page #1
Memorial Page #2
Memorial Page #3
Memorial Page #4
Memorial Page #5
Memorial Page #6
The Navajo Code Talkers & Native American Medals Of Honor
Ivan Fail's "D Day, The Normandy Invasion"
B-29 Crew Positions & Specifications
About The Book
C. Clayton Thompson Bookseller
Ivan Fail's "When The Mustangs Came"
Contacts
Ivan Fail "The Eighteen Wheeler's Hymn"
Awards
Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building with photo album
Ivan Fail's "Against All Odds - Mission Complete"
Ford Tolbert by Sallyann
Ford Tolbert Pictures
A Tribute to Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, The Black Sheep Squadron
Lt Halloran Eulogy for Colonel Boyington
Omori POW Camp
Ivan Fail's "A Salute To Lt. Holguin"/ "Shoo Shoo Baby"
Great Bend, Kansas B-29 Memorial
General Lemay's biography including a B-29 nose art photo album
THE GENERAL AND MRS CURTIS LEMAY FOUNDATION
March 9 and 10, 1945 Over Tokyo
Lt "Hap" Halloran on March 10, 1945
General Earl Johnson
General Earl Johnson Biography
313th Bomb Wing Mining Missions
Lt Robert Copeland, copilot, Z Square 8
Pyote Bomber Base With A Photo Album
History of "Diamond Lil" With A Photo Album
History of "FIFI" With A Photo Album
"Hap" Halloran induction Combat Airman Hall of Fame
Blackie Blackburn with a photo album
Hap's Memorable Flight On FIFI
C. Douglas Caffey, A WW2 Veteran, Book Of Poetry
C. Douglas Caffey Collection Of Poetry
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C. Douglas Caffey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
C. Douglas Caffey With More on PTSD
C. Douglas Caffey Memorial Day Flying The Flag
C. Douglas Caffey Saying Goodbye To America
OUR VETERANS NEED WORK!
Pearl Harbor with Photo Album
The Pacific Theater
Battle of Saipan, Mariana Islands
Saipan Medals of Honor
Battle of Tinian, Mariana Islands
Tinian Medals of Honor
Battle of Guam, Mariana Islands
Guam Medals of Honor
Battle of Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima Medals of Honor
Cpl Ira Hayes, USMC
Battle of Okinawa
Okinawa Medals of Honor
Japanese Surrender
Navy Ships At Surrender Ceremonies
Ivan Fail's "The Saga Of The Superfortress"
Ivan Fail's "The Silent Sentries"
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C. Douglas Caffey

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Another 4th of July
 
Seems that the 4th of July
of two thousand six
was as close as
yesterday!
My,how time
does fly.
Here now but gone
tomorrow;
never does it stop to
consider all the
sorrow
caused by rushing
through the days like
the strong
march wind,
which blows day and
night
without a proper
end!
Being a disabled
veteran of
WWII
my thoughts of last year
was that was
the last 4th
of my
residence
here
on Mother Earth!
Yet God has given
to me
another year
in which to contemplate
the meaning
of the 4th
of July.
Freedom is a heavy
word
and not so often
heard
in these modern
days,
for the world is sick
in so many
ways.
The U.S. of A
has lost her
way
down the well worn
path of
Freedom
for which so many thousands
have died the
death
in wars far and
near
while true patriots
stand in
fear
of God's judgment
upon a land wherein
man
is considered King
and is crowned
with the human diadem
of self glory
while The God
of creation
is all but banished
from the
nation
to which he gave
the pangs of
birth
in Sweet Freedom's
court;
on all our coins
we still can read
"In God we
trust",
and so we  must
or die the death of
Freedom
for which so many have
died.
Shall their death be
of no worth,
tossed aside like
refuse
on the Street of
Pleasure
without the measure
of life's
treasure!
On D-Day's early
morn
thousands bled and
died on
Utah Beach,
turning the waters
Red
with American
blood.
That blood still cries out
to those of us
who are
still
alive
on the 4th of July
2007.
The residents of
Heaven
must blush for Sweet
Freedom's
demise.
Like the Psalmist
who lifted his eyes and looked
to the skies
from whence came
his help,
we do well to walk in his
step
and commit to God
the future of
this once great
land,
by taking Freedom by
the hand!
Fly the flag for it is not
just a
rag
of red, white, and blue
with stars and
stripes
reminding us of days
past
when Old Glory
was raised
in victory
over many a
foe,
like the raising of the flag at
Iwo
so long ago
where 7000 Marines
died the death
for Freedom
and where some
twenty thousand earned
the Purple
Heart.
They never counted the cost
of such great
loss
for Freedom cannot be
measured by
inches, feet, or yards
nor miles nor
by the rod,
but by the Heart of
God,
and it is to Almighty God
that I raise my
prayer
for the Freedom
that once was
where
all could see her
worth
as The Good Lord
gave her
birth!
I love Freedom more
than life
for life without Freedom
 is no life
at all!
 
(At least that's one man's opinion.)
 
 

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1934 Ford Victoria

1934 Ford Victoria: Like other 1934 Fords, 
the Victoria was slightly restyled compared to 
the previous years' models. White wall tires were 
optional equipment. A 221 cubic inch V8 engine 
provided the power. The beautifully polished paint
 on the front fenders of this car is reflecting the white
 building it is parked next to. In midyear the Victoria 
received a new feature, a hatch to load luggage from 
outside the car. Previously luggage had to be loaded 
from inside.

 
 
A '34 Ford Victoria
 
Born in the twenties
 in the age of the Model T...
 Ford has seen changes
 and I've seen some in me...
 
All the Fords were black
 with wooden spoke wheels...
 Each had a crank out front
 there were no special deals...
 
Life was simple in those days
No locks were on the doors...
and more often than not
no carpet on our floors...
 
Electricity had not found its way
 to most rural country places...
 and when the sun went down
 light from coal oil lit our faces...
 
The ice box was just that
 placards from 50 to a 100 pounds...
 in the window told what size block
 as the iceman made his rounds...
 
Learned to drive, I did
 on a '34 Ford Vicki...
 and on gravel roads
 that Ford was tricky...
 
What I'd give to have that Ford
 with cowl lights and rumble seat...
 It would take twenty grand today
 to own a '34 Ford Vicki so neat...
 
Modern Fords and Chevy's too
 Have both made sport cars...
 while NASA just the other day
 put two space cars on Mars...
 
Earth has seen changes in Fords
 since the years of decades past...
 and changes are in all old men
 who are not made to last...
 
But '34 Fords can be renewed
engines rebuilt and sheet metal too...
 but old men walk with a different gait
 than when that '34 Ford was new...
 
What a beautiful sight it would be
 to see a gray-haired man of many a year...
 sitting behind the steering wheel
 of a '34 Ford Vicki, smiling from ear to ear...
 And I would volunteer...
 
(c)Copyright March 5, 2004 by C. Douglas Caffey
 

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